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says enemy forces in afghanistan attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. >> he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: amper's body was taken to millwood city. his funeral is planned for monday. >>> maps of their facilities, társ one of the reck men -- it's one of the recommendations made after the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. they must also provide inspection records of storage shut off valves. the pg & e is warning residents they may smell gas while they inspect new pipelines there. pg & e says the testing will begin in a couple of weeks and will last until mid-september. >>> a bay area lawmaker says amazon.com should stop fighting a new state law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax in california. in sacramento today, oakland assemblywoman nancy skinner says amazon's proposed ballot measure to overturn the tax is unconstitutional because it targets a budget law. the issue is likely to end up in court. >>> the backlash is growing tonight to netflix announcement th
on the front page. >>> coming up tonight at 5, a bay area soldier who was killed in afghanistan returns home. we're learning more about him. plus, it's a glimpse into the future. what the post office is telling some people who live here in the bay area about what might happen to their mail service. those stories and more coming up in our next newscast at 5. thank you for watching. have a great day!
after he loses his life in combat in afghanistan. just more than a week ago here we first reported the combat death of a california soldier. the family is making plans for his funeral. robert handa live in daily city with the conflict they face in making those plans as well as the resolution, robert. >> reporter: gasia, it was a very emotional day for the family with additional pain added. they are here at the mortuary ready to pay respects but they felt disrepresent from the state of california. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th. enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says hi wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> as a soldier he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the patriot guard riders, the san mateo county department, family members told us they were angry because the military informed them california flags woul
. 60s by the coast. eveny. then sunny, breezy. high low 90s far inland. >>> overnight in afghanistan 18 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb. that includes children riding in a mini bus. it happened in the southern province. afghan police said insurgents fired at them when they investigated that explosion. violence is up 15% so far this year. >>> the commander of libya's rebel army was assassinated in ben gallons disci. two senior officers were also killed. he defected to the rebels side. it's not clear if government troops killed him or if he was killed as part of a pour struggle. >>> another day of talks are scheduled. these -- this is the north korean diplomat. they're looking for signs that north korea is willing to take irreversible steps. >>> they will finished cutting down a marijuana farm today. authorities raided the farm in sanger, 20 miles outside of fresno. it is being called one of the largest marijuana farms in the area. so far 50 people have been arrested. the growth site is less then a mile away from an elementary school. >>> a santa rosa man is in jail accused of se
of the international space station. >>> 5:11. new this morning, a half- brother of afghanistan's president has been shot and killed. this happened at his home in the southern part of the country. he was head of the kandahar council and he had been accused of crimes and was a political liability for hamid karzai. investigators say he was killed by a bodyguard who was then gunned down by other bodyguards at the home. >>> a government hearing it planned today in london over the growing phone hack scandal involving british newspapers. at issue, is why london police didn't pursue an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. >>> do you use groupon's app on your mobile device? the giant may know more about you than you think. >> forget receipts. how some retailers are sending them to your in box. >> and seeing some low clouds here in the bay area. a little bit of drizzle as you take off out of sfo this morning under a high of 63 degrees. warmer in houston and rain and 20 to 30% chance of thunderstorms. a high of 97
tour of military duty in afghanistan, and you will see his happy homecoming right here only on 2. 19-year-old lance corporal riley walter received a hero's welcome and escort to his family home. his friends and high school sweetheart and parents were all thrilled to see him home safely. he says his time in afghanistan makes him appreciate even more what he has here in the united states. >> my experience is definitely changed. i mean, it makes me so much more proud. there's a lot more honor. i love serving this country, our yet nation. and we were doing get things over there. probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> walter family says this independence day will always have special meaning because of riley's military service. >>> royal newlyweds william and kate continue their tour of canada today. later this afternoon they are going to depart from montreal. that's where they'll tour a children's hospital and then on friday, william and kate will make their way to southern california. they're going to be greeted at the los angeles international airport by governor brown and his
on the staff sargeant and the 36-year-old died july 5th after his unit was hit in afghanistan. the family found out today that the state was to the planning to fly the flag at half staff on monday, the day of the funeral. >> we're getting my son's body before it, we got told that the american flag was not going to be at half mast in california. that it was going to be in all of the other 49 states. and i'm working on trying to get that corrected. >> now, the governor's office has just confirmed the flag will be lowered monday saying the only reason for the confusion is that flag had been lowered in honor of the soldier on the 12th after communication with the department. but that communication had misinformation in it. also the governor's office says from the federal government that added to their grieve today, he served his country 16 years. his survived by his wife and two adult children from a previous marriage n daily city, abc 7 news. >> and police have arrested the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez, the chief suspect in the beating of brian stow. police considered her a perfect of -- person
-year-old san jose native was killed july 5th when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan. he had served 10 years in the marines and 6 in the army. >> that shows very selfless person. very cranial us person and for that we are just forever grateful. >> patriots guard writers on hand at moffitt field to pay tribute. among a gold star mom whose own son killed in iraq three years ago. this is her first patriot guard ride. what we do is fwhal the guard did for me and my family and my so son. >>reporter: funeral service and presentation of pill tear medal will take place here in daly city on monday. emotion filled day included confusion about whether flags will be flown at half staff on monday to honor the fallen soldier. they will and when we see them we will know why. >> if nick the fourth was an awesome father. awesome son and if any credible soldier. >>reporter: in daly stishtion abc 7 news. >>> is he san francisco doctor killed and at least 3 others injured when big rig collided with a hospital shuttle bus today. it happened at the busy intersection of octavia bouleva
-brother of the president of afghanistan was shot and killed today in kandahar. ahmed karzai was head of the kandahar provincial council. he had been accused of various criminal activities and had become a political liability for hamid karzai's karzai. ahmed karzai had been the target of previous assassination attempts. investigators said he was killed by a bodyguard who was killed by other bodyguards. >>> a government hearing is growing if london over the phone hacking scandal in london. at issue is why london police didn't pursue an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. today former british prime minister gordon brown huh accused murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals in order to obtain confidential information about his own family. >>> president obama and congressional leaders will meet once again today. they are trying to break a partisan deadlock on reducing the nation's deficit as well as raising the debt ceiling. the progress though if any has been slow. the president says spending cuts and new
as shrapnel. we are not talking about iraq or afghanistan. that's how investigates are describing a soda bomb found at a marin city bus stop. jade hernandez joins us now to tell us this is not the first case in the area. >> reporter: no, pam, you're right and it seems innocent enough but someone is filling soda bottles like these with a concoction which explodes when anyone picks them up. one of these bottle bombs was found right here at the marin city bus stop yesterday afternoon. we just watched a sheriff's deputy pull up to this bus stop, get out of the car and then speed off. it appears he didn't want to comment on camera but fellow deputies found a bottle bomb just before 2:00 yesterday afternoon and no one was hurt but what could have happened is what worries county authorities. inside a bottle, rocks apparently placed inside to act as shrapnel, the mixture of fluid resulted in a gaseous buildup and then an explosion. back in may novato police warned residents about these types of devices. the school district even sent out an e-mail warning to all schools. just a few months before polic
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